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Picture this.
A universe where our digital selves can freely live, play and prosper.

Vana was born in San Francisco in 2021, with the idea that you should own your data and the value it creates.

By building an open ecosystem to own and experience your digital self, we are shifting the flow of data for a more prosperous world.

We’re real people. 

Nobody has all answers, especially not the people who tell you they do. We believe in
exploring things together with honesty, curiosity, and kindness. We're constantly learning from the changing world and open to having our beliefs challenged. We learn from each other and get better together.

We love creating new things together.

That's why we cherish and welcome creativity, knowing it will change us and the world
around us. Change isn't always comfortable, but better IS always possible.

Maintaining a community of curious and diverse people is key. By combining our individuality, we generate originality. That's why we welcome creativity, knowing it will change us and the world around us.

We’re our own agents.

Every human is utterly unique. We should have autonomy over ourselves and our future
and the ability to make informed choices about our data. At Vana, we prioritize systems of
accountability that allow us to exercise the fullest agency.

Our story in numbers.

2021

Vana was founded

12

Cities across the world

$20M

Raised

17

Employees

2020

Vana was founded

10k

Users

$20M

Raised

17

Employees

200k

Data points flowing
Anna Kazlauskas
Anna Kazlauskas
Cofounder & CEO

Early core developer at Celo, started YC ML startup, economics research at the World Bank, Federal Reserve, and European Central Bank. Studied CS at MIT. Ethereum mining with dumpster GPUs in 2015.

Art Abal
Art Abal
Cofounder & COO

Former Head of Global Impact Sourcing at Appen. Lawyer at DLA Piper. Advised Prime Minister of East Timor; designed institutions for a new country. Built and led teams across 5 continents. Harvard and MIT.

Ellison Klose
Ellison Klose
Chief of Staff

Previously at the Boston Consulting Group and MIT.

Joe Gillespie
Joe Gillespie
Head of People

Former Head of Tech Recruiting at Robinhood, scaling the company from 75 to 4000 employees in 4 years. Hardware recruiting leader at Oculus (Meta). Led Global research projects for top automotive companies after cofounding 2 companies just out of college. Startup advisor.

Jeth Cellona
Jeth Cellona
Technical Support

Former Data Analyst and Assistant in Government Service Insurance System PH and Procurement Officer in Procter & Gamble ROHQ

Joseph Csoti
Joseph Csoti
Engineering

Was a software engineer at Poynt (acquired by GoDaddy). Co-founded an android app development studio with a high school friend. Studied CS at UC Santa Cruz.

Stephen Boske
Stephen Boske
Head of Legal

Former Associate General Counsel at Coinbase with 15 years of prior legal experience covering major broker dealers and other financial institutions. Obtained his Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin and Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law. CFA charterholder.

Colin Stevenson
Colin Stevenson
Head of Community

Led Support and Crowd Operations at Appen & Figure Eight. Co-founded a translation company in Chile.

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"I’m so excited about Vana because it’s another step towards a more fair economy, one in which people are rewarded for one of their most valuable assets, even if they had previously given up on claiming it as their own."

Packy McCormick
Founder, Not Boring
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They’ve got our backs.

Getting to play a part in creating a future where my kids, and really everyone, can understand and control their data is amazing.

- Joe G, Head of People

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Vana is not just a place to work — it's a place to grow and build the next generation of the internet.

- Joseph C, Software Engineer
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Getting to play a part in creating a future where my kids, and really everyone, can understand and control their data is amazing.

- Joe G, Head of People
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best place to work 2022

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Vana is not just a place to work — it's a place to grow and build the next generation of the internet.

- Joseph C, Software Engineer

We’re growing. Fast.

With great data comes great responsibility, and we’re shaping the future of it. Care to join us?
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We’re growing. Fast.

With great data comes great responsibility, and we’re shaping the future of it. Care to join us?
See open positions